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Posted in: Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying See in context

Base4funk "might definitely"?

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Posted in: Japan's women sailors serve on frontline of gender equality See in context


I was about to (post) the same comment

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Posted in: Japan's women sailors serve on frontline of gender equality See in context

BeerDeliveryGuyToday  08:22 am JST

My bad.. it says in the caption that she’s inspecting her weapon pre-training.

I was about to the same comment but you humbly corrected yourself. I doubt

maybeperhapsyeswill do the same. Well, maybe, perhaps?

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Posted in: Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape See in context

The police could have just given him a stern warning or fine but arrested him for this minor "crime" is simply pitiful!

Now they're going to waist even more taxes investigating this further?

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Posted in: Tokyo to 'screen off' bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay See in context

The screens may help to lower bacteria levels but I thought there were issues with toxins & heavy metals leaching from what used to be a dump?

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Posted in: New governor vows all-out efforts to block base move within Okinawa See in context

YubaruToday  09:37 am JST

Okinawa and Japan are not like the UK so basically no, and the people here have no desire to be independent either.

So now you've become the official voice of the desires of all okinawans?

Until theres an office referendum vote, you're only basing your believe on unofficial surveys. While a referendum vote is unlikely, let's wait and see, as you said.

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Posted in: Republicans aim to confirm Kavanaugh this weekend after FBI report See in context

While I do think it's bad for us to pass judgement without being givin all the facts, the system itself has failed simply by lack of transparency of investigated facts for one of the most important government jobs in America.

That being said, we do know that one of the accusers was confident enough to take a lie detector test that she passed. Usually, where there's smoke, there is fire. Sadly, we the public, will never get to hear all the details of this investigation and he'll likely be approved. Just another example of divisive political practice in America.

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Posted in: Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue See in context

Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Seems as if this action has only attracted more attention to an issue that the government would prefer to sweep under the rug of forgotten history!

Simply looking at how many comments there're are this thread is just one example.

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Posted in: New governor vows all-out efforts to block base move within Okinawa See in context

Yubaru It's wait and see right now.

Yet it sounds as if you've already made up your mind of the present and future outcome.

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Posted in: Denny Tamaki, critic of U.S. bases, elected Okinawa governor See in context

Yubaru & Smith

Todays the last day for this article and it appears that you're the only two who commented about Denny winning by a landslide or total majority of Okinawan voters.

Now, both of you have conveniently avoided further comment on the matter. What's up?

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Posted in: Denny Tamaki, critic of U.S. bases, elected Okinawa governor See in context

YubaruToday  05:27 am JST

Ah, I see you were around after Onaga won, he won by a similar margin, and there was a lot of discussion by those who fell in love with him about it being a "mandate" and "landslide", again similar to the numbers this time.

"Yes, I was around before, during and after Onaga won, just as you were. Though I love your atempt to tie my comments with those who claimed he won by a landslide, it simply isn't true. I consistently said, Onaga won by the majority of the voting public, the very same way I described Denny's victory."

Give it time, it will come. Maybe not here, but in the future when the anti folks jump on the Denny bandwagon!

"As I've said once before, time is running out for this article and yet there still hasn't been anyone making that claim. At this point, I think we have given it enough time and your point hasn't been fruitful in the least."

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Posted in: Denny Tamaki, critic of U.S. bases, elected Okinawa governor See in context

Yubari Just waiting for the people here to make the claim that Denny won a "mandate" a "landslide" and however they choose to spin the numbers.

Well, you'll be waiting a long time since no ones made that claim so far and this thread is about to end!

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Posted in: Denny Tamaki, critic of U.S. bases, elected Okinawa governor See in context

smithinjapanToday  02:25 pm JST

In any case, he obviously does not represent the majority of Okinawans if the vote was so close, and the voting rate not that high.

And no one is saying he did but it's a FACT that he won the majority of the voting public!

Since you're always on about this, why not show us ALL the examples of politicians who won the majority of ALL Okinawans in the last ten years?

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Posted in: Denny Tamaki, critic of U.S. bases, elected Okinawa governor See in context

This vote could have easily gone the other way, considering all the political & financial support the opposition had. He won fair & square.

A MAJORITY of the voting public have decided who they'd like to govern Okinawa and represent its citizens.

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Posted in: High court gives go ahead for restart of Shikoku Electric nuclear reactor See in context

Residents have lodged injunctions against most nuclear plants across Japan. Some of the lower courts have sided with them on safety concerns, but the verdicts are usually overturned in higher courts.

Thats because higher courts are influenced by politicians and government, neither of them work toward the well being of the citizens they represent.

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Posted in: Okinawa submits bill on U.S. base transfer referendum See in context


Funny that it took Onaga's death to finally get this out there.

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Posted in: Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China tariffs hit See in context

moving to shift production from China to other factories in the region

Here's an idea, why not simply move the production to their own countries?

Why not take pride in locally made products while in turn, help your own countries economy?

It seems that most companies really only care about the bottom line, highest profits!

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Posted in: Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom See in context

It's not like Japan is sending unwanted cars to the US, there's simply a high demand for Japanese cars. Unfortunately for US auto makers, there's very little demand for American made cars here.

The only way to truly fix that, is to change the style & quality of American cars to fit the needs of Japanese consumers.

Any other action is only smoke & mirrors, designed to mask ones real agenda.

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Posted in: Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; 8 dead See in context

Wolfpack, wether you believe in global warming or not, human beings DO have an impact on the environment, and environmental imbalances, can cause changes or instability in the weather patterns. Just because I tended to vote Democrate more often than Republican doesn't mean I agree with all theories of global warming, nor should ones political affiliation be used to assume their every belief.

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Posted in: Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; 8 dead See in context

How did this thread become a pro or anti Trump topic?

I'm blessed that my family didn't have any serous troubles, other than a few downed trees near their house but that wasn't the case for everyone. Fortunately, there're lots of people who put aside their political preferences, to help all those in need!

Its true that I dislike Trump but who on this thread, actually has real faith in ANY politician???

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Posted in: Russia holds naval drills in Sea of Japan See in context

ALmostToday  11:31 am JST

@Goodlucktoyou. Actions speak louder than words. Since the end of WW2 if we look at which country has used military force to occupy another

If you're speaking of ones actions or what country has used its military force for war or occupying foreign countries, you MUST be speaking of the United States of America, no other country even comes close!

Im personally against ALL "war games" that are being done outside one's own military bases!

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Posted in: Taiwan, Japan should strengthen military relations: experts See in context

Let's wait until tessions between all these countries are at their highest before showing any intrest in joint military relations. The timing couldn't be worse, unless your real agenda is to fan the flames of war.

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Posted in: Iran still abiding by nuclear deal terms: IAEA See in context

CrazyJoe Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning!

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Posted in: Diet OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts See in context

And so it begins.

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Posted in: Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center apologizes for blocking deaf patrons from theme park See in context

These kind of things never happened before Merlin Entertainment group merged with the original Denmark creators and owners of Legoland. They're an investment group out of the U.K. and though they own many theme parks around the world, they're more conserned about money & liability than family fun.

Almost all of the floor employees are very nice and hardworking, including some office workers, they were only doing what they're told to do by their bosses.

The Asian regional manager really has no clue of how things are run here, they visit for a short time and believe everything the brown nosing GM and HR tell them.

Fortunatly this situation is only unique to Japan LDC and will now change but the same people responsible for these policies, will likely remain in their job positions with just a slap of their wrist.

Legos really are nice products, something constructive & creative for children, without requiring wifi. I hope the original Lego Denmark is able to continue buying back their company and restore the brand to what it was.

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Posted in: Protesters across U.S. call on Trump to reunite immigrant families See in context


No, all of us are not to blame. Those illegally entering a foreign country are to blame. It’s like saying all of use are to blame for shoplifting because we do not have the will to stop all shoplifting. I have travelled to a number of foreign countries and would never dream of doing so illegally or remain illegally. If I were to be caught and deported for doing such a thing I would not be in the slightest bit surprised.

"I was saying we are all to blame when it comes to our past and present design of imagration policies. I'm not saying we are to blame for all human beings that break the law." Maybe you believe the present imagration system and policies are perfect?

The system needs to change and be improved! That still won't fix the root problem but it can resolve some of the problems we argue over. Until each countries governments truly take better care of their citizens, there will always be families that try to come to a better place.

One of the reasons you would never dream of illegally crossing a boarder is because your family doesn't live in squalor with no hope to improve things in your country. Honestly ask yourself, what would you do if you couldn't make enough money to simply feed your family? How long would it take before your legal morality changed to desperation?

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Posted in: Protesters across U.S. call on Trump to reunite immigrant families See in context

I'm glad that people are protesting against the separation of children from families.

The sad part is how this has become another divisive issue, us & them, left & right, conservative or liberal. The imagration policies and border issues have been a mess for a long long time and all of us are to blame. But the thing is, all of us have the potential to fix it or at least improve the present system. This will never happen if we keep blaming the other side as the cause, people will always react defensively while to root of the problems never get solved. I certainly don't have all the answers but I'll bet collectively, we CAN create a solution.

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Posted in: Gov't to go ahead with sales tax hike in Oct 2019 See in context

So Abe claimed to postpone the tax hike twice, because the economy was too fragile. Meanwhile there's this JT article,

Japan's Abenomics stimulus program is sputtering just as the government and the central bank wanted to tap the brakes, heightening the chance they will be forced to fight the next economic downturn with a near-empty policy arsenal.

Please show us all how japans economy is no longer fragile.

The only reason Abe postponed previous tax hikes was because it would have hurt his ratings and the timing didn't fit his real agenda.

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Posted in: Netanyahu warns Assad on Iranian presence in Syria See in context

Netanyahu statement.

Noting that Israel had stayed out of Syria's protracted civil war???

By early December 2017, the Israeli air force had confirmed it had attacked arms convoys of the Syrian government and Lebanon’s Hezbollah nearly 100 times during within over six years of the conflict in Syria.[28]

And that's just an example of what he's finally admitted to, and now he's lying by saying they've stayed out of the Syrian civil war.

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Posted in: Reports of measles rising in Okinawa; damage to tourism feared See in context


Though I tried to extend the olive branch, I see it's still only a "us or them" topic for you.

Black or white, with no exceptions, no room to ever change.

You haven't attacked anyone for questioning the safety of vaccinations? Lol, you lump all of them into the same catagory of being ignorant of science and worse.

While I believe science is very important tool for the world, many scientist and their conclusions are often proven to be wrong. Did you believe in the science that said smoking cigarettes was perfectly safe? Do you still believe in electric shock therapy simply because science showed it to be helpful? Its still being practiced today and is legal, therefore those scientist must be right, eh?

You discredit all scientific research (in regards to vaccination) unless it's only performed by CDC scientist or those with big pharma connections, the very scientist who you say will remove perfectly safe ingredients, simply for concern over public opinion.

I'll let you have the last word because I'm sure you will but this is my final reply on this article. Have at it.

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